02 August 2022

COVID-19 update 2 August 2022

WA Health is reporting a total of 3,821 new cases to 6pm last night. There are currently 23,310 active cases in Western Australia.

To 6pm last night, there were 404 people with COVID-19 in hospital, 14 in ICU.

Sadly, today’s report includes five deaths, which were reported to WA Health yesterday – dating back to 23 July – a woman in her 90s, a woman in her 80s and three men in their 80s.

Total case breakdown:

Region                        Active            (new to 6pm last night)
Metropolitan                18,696           (3,041)
Goldfields                     427               (65)
Great Southern            569               (111)
Kimberley                     346              (54)
Midwest                        453              (96)
Pilbara                          536              (71)
South West                1,486              (240)
Wheatbelt                     448              (91)


  1. This data is based on the residential postcode of each case. The case may have an isolation address in another region.
  2. The remainder of daily cases reported (52) are yet to have a region assigned. Data will continue to be reconfigured as this information is verified.

Of the 3,821 cases, 929 were confirmed via PCR test, the remaining 2,892 were self-reported positive rapid antigen tests.

A total of 8,037 PCR tests were conducted at either state-run or private pathology clinics yesterday.

WA has recorded 1,071,464 cases since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

Anyone experiencing symptoms should get tested immediately and isolate until they receive a negative result. Visit the HealthyWA website for a full list of testing clinics and opening hours (external site).

COVID-19 vaccinations

Vaccination information is available on the WA COVID-19 dashboard (external site).*

People are encouraged to make a booking via Vaccinate WA.

Media contact: (08) 9222 4333* This dashboard updates at approximately 2pm AWST on weekdays.